Director Garry Marshall continues with the same formula that he has used in his past films, "Valentine's Day" and "New Year’s Eve". For those that haven't
seen either film the formula for each sees separate stories all running concurrently and as the film progresses it becomes more and more obvious to the
audience that there's a connection that links all the stories together.
The various stories in Mother's Day see Jennifer Aniston playing a divorcée who hopes that her ex-husband, (Timothy Olyphant), who has left her for another
woman, will come back to her. Then there's Kate Hudson, one of two sisters who have each made marital choices that are bound to upset their homophobic and
racist parents. Then there's Jason Sudeikis as the token male who has, for reasons that are never explained, just lost his wife. The last two stories see
Julie Roberts as a shopping channel host who has a dark hidden secret and Britt Robertson as a young mum who has commitment issues due to the fact that she
was adopted at birth.
Of the various story's Jennifer Aniston's is the one that is the most memorable, perhaps it's because, unlike everyone else, she doesn't look to be taking
anything very seriously.
"Mother's Day" is by no means a classic, but it's just about got enough in its tank to keep romcom fans happy.